Re: Where's Cartman when you need him.
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 15:26:41 -0800 (PST)
On Feb 16, 11:46 pm, Noons <wizofo..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 17, 6:49 am, joel garry <joel-ga..._at_home.com> wrote:
> > Just got a call from some Oracle customer rep with a difficult Indian
> > accent, telling me support prices will increase 10% for those who
> > don't upgrade to 11g by end of support. I transferred him to boss,
> > who asked him when, and he didn't know. (I think it's July).
> > Man, what a job that must be, pissing off customers and trying to get
> > more money out of them. I need a cartoon character to kick him in the
> > nuts.
> I'm amazed Computerworld and others haven't picked on that one either.
> It just goes to show how much of the "press" is simply bought,
> Now not only we pay through the nose for the licence but if we don't
> spend a fortune in regular upgrades, we get charged more. Time to
> check other db makers, I reckon...
It seems DB2 has a nice "Oracle Compatibility" feature... <d&r>
> And before the usual idiocy about using grid or oem to do "auto-
> upgrades" starts, for the umpteenth time: the problem is NOT the
> upgrade (or install) process itself! It never was.
This one seems more or less appropriate here: http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2006-06-15/ Received on Wed Feb 16 2011 - 17:26:41 CST